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Arizona State University

Making a Better ATP Binding Protein

Caption: The three-dimensional structure (ribbon diagram) of protein DX as a crystallogrpahic dimer. The zinc metal ion is shown in orange and the chloride anion at the dimer interface in red, and the ATP ligand is colored by atom type. DX has been evolved in the lab to improve protein stability and can bind ATP tighter than similar proteins found in nature.

Credit: John Chaput, the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

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